Words in Deep Blue, C. Crowley (ed. Knopf Books)


Words in Deep Blue, C. Crowley (ed. Knopf Books)

Cover: Paper

Pages: 269

Price: £7.99

Release date: June 2017

Tags: Friendship – First Love – Teen – Death – Second Chances

Rating: 3.5/5


Years ago , Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favourite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. Now Rachel has returned to the city – and to the bookshop – to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction, and the escape. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore.

As Henry and Rachel work side by side – surround by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages – they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.


I was searching an easy book to read after all the thrillers I read, and I found this one on Goodreads. I like the fact that most of the thing happen in a second-hand bookshop.

In this book, there are different individual stories which bind and became a story. So, in this book, secondary characters are important because they help the protagonist to evolve. In this book, we feel melancholic because the story of Rachel is sad as she lost her brother. As a result, she is completely diving in her memory with him. The biggest feeling we can have is that the author writes about her own experience so, the feelings are multiple.

The main characters are Rachel and Henry, and they were friend. Each of them changes for the good but before that he or she experiences severe events, and he or she are stuck up in mind. For Henry, the fact that Amy breaks up with him is the end of the world. Even if it is not the first time that happens he always goes back to her when she needs him, so he thinks this time will be the same. However, Rachel comes back, and everything changed. In the beginning, they have grieves against each other, and at the same time, they help each other. We see an evolution in their personality, in their reactions. Everything change and change us at the end.

Conclusion: If you are surrounded by real people even if they are unexpected, a sad event will become something positive.



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